Commission on the Future of Surgery
The RCS has launched an independent commission to explore the future of surgery.
The Commission on the Future of Surgery aims to set out a compelling and credible vision of the future advances in medicine and technology, and how those developments will affect the delivery of surgical care.
The Commission will gaze 20 years into the future to explore the innovations that will most likely affect surgical treatment, evaluate their possible relevance and value, and their implications for patients, surgical training and clinical outcomes.
Commissioners will consider advances in areas such as minimally invasive surgery, robot-assisted surgery, genetics, regenerative medicine, AI, VR, 3D printing and planning, pharmacology and much more.